LGBT

Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel faces LGBT backlash

The London Evening Standard newspaper is facing pressure to cancel an event planned at the Brunei-owned Dorchester Hotel, following backlash against the country’s anti-LGBT laws. Brunei installed a new penal code on 3 April, which allows for the punishment of gay sex with stoning to death. The newspaper had planned its annual New Homes awards at the Dorchester hotel for 17 May, but the venue has s...

Brunei hotels deactivate social media accounts amid anti-LGBT law backlash

Brunei-owned luxury hotel venues, which include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles), and 45 Park Lane and The Dorchester in London, have deleted social media accounts amid an ongoing backlash over anti-LGBT laws introduced in Brunei. South East Asian island state introduced strict Islamic Sharia laws this month that make gay sex punishable by flogging or stoning to death. George C...

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces VisitBritain/VisitEngland as sponsor

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has become the first continental sponsor of the USA’s LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA). LGBT MPA is an organisation with 1,200 professional members and sponsored by 56 North American CVBs and travel-related businesses. The organisation says a recent independent survey of its membership estimated the buying power of the organisation’s members at US$2m per ...

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association takes convention to NYC for the first time

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) has opened registration for its 36th Annual Global Convention, to be held in New York City for the first time. The major educational and networking event for the global LGBTQ tourism industry will take place 24-27 April 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The convention takes on greater significance as 2019 is the 50th anniversary of ...